Wedding Photography at Denbies Wine Estate
We are privileged to have been Denbies wedding photographers since 2012, when we shot our first wedding there. Our first weddings there were in the winter months. When the vines really aren’t at their best. But our last two weddings there, in July and August last year, had the vines in full growth. Which helps greatly in the images, when you are trying to give that vineyard feel to the photos. As in the photo above for example. As lovers of wine, including English wine, we love shooting among the vines. The sunset light coming over the hill is just in the right spot.
Denbies is Englands largest vineyard and a spectacular wedding venue. Only 45 minutes from London. It was purchased from the Cubitt family in 1984 by the current owner Adrian White.
The first vineyard was planted in 1986. The estate consists of 627 acres, of which 265 acres are dedicated to the vines. This is three times larger than any other vineyard in the United Kingdom. There is also 200 acres are woodland at Denbies. The famous chalky soil is perfect for wine production. Denbies location is just south of Dorking, in a protected valley of south facing slopes. Just west of the famous Box Hill. The area is so unique, it was declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1958. Denbies product many award winning English wines. Including many sparkling wines, ideal for a wedding celecbration, they even have awards for an English rose wine and the Noble Harvest desert wine.
If you’re looking at having an English Vineyard Wedding, we hope these images might inspire you and give you some ideas for your own wedding day. There are certainly some stunning photo opportunities around Denbies Wine Estate. The spectacular vineyard being the pièce de résistance, making a romantic setting for some wedding portraits. They certainly allow the wedding photographers to exercise their skills. Using the light coming through the vines to maximum effect. Who doesn’t love a backlit sunset portrait, it’s one of our favourite shots, if the light is right on the wedding day.
Don’t forget to book a vineyard tour and do some wine tasting while you’re at Denbies. They have many award winning wines on offer.